Review: All In Good Time: When to Save, Stock Up, and Schedule Everything for Your Home by Tara Kuczykowski and Mandi Ehman

All In Good Time: When to Save, Stock Up, and Schedule Everything for Your HomeAll In Good Time: When to Save, Stock Up, and Schedule Everything for Your Home by Tara Kuczykowski and Mandi Ehman

  • ISBN-13: 9780425245163
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 1/3/2012
  • Source: from Publisher For Review

Synopsis:

Find out The Best Time to Mow the Lawn
• Remodel the Kitchen
• Run the Dishwasher
• Buy Tomatoes
• and More…From the founders of YOURWAY.NET and DEALSEEKINGMOM.COM (One of Forbes Magazine’s “Top 100 Websites for Women”)

A few dollars wasted here, a few minutes lost there…it all adds up, and soon you’re stretched thin, stressed out, and wishing you had more free time and financial resources for the important things, like your family-and yourself. These authors know-as busy moms with nine children between them, they’ve been there! It’s time to get your house- and schedule-in order. The secret to streamlining your life is in the timing: knowing exactly when to do, buy, travel, or try…

FIND OUT THE SMARTEST TIMING FOR getting a haircut
• flipping a mattress
• buying a grill
• taking a family vacation
• filling the gas tank
• buying (and applying) sunscreen
• stocking a gift closet
• seeing the dentist
• getting a mammogram
• buying a bike (and learning to ride)
• filling a prescription
• and much more

PLUS: LEARN THE SECRETS TO CUTTING YOUR GROCERY BILL WITH OR WITHOUT CLIPPING COUPONS

My Thoughts:

What an eye opening book! As a new homeowner or just someone without a lot of expereince, the simple of tasks can seem overwhelming and this book broke things down in a way that just makes sense.  I enjoyed that it is broken down by area in the house so that at a quick glace it is easy to find what you might be looking for.  On the flip side to that, I enjoy just sitting down opening the book to a random page and seeing what tip I could learn from at random.  Quite fun actually.  It is written in a fashion that is both useful and easy to read.  I think that one area that was skimped on a bit and would be extremely help was that of children.  I think there could have been more about this topic.  Every mom is looking for suggestions on how to get things down around the house or how to get the kids to do them.  I would have liked to have seen more to help the mom’s of children who are old enough to help but just don’t seem to want to help.  Maybe that is my personal situation talking but it is still my opinion.  

I think that is says a lot that I caught my husband checking this book out a couple of times.  Not just once but a couple, that must say something 🙂  All in all, I learned a lot, even things that I should have known and didn’t and this will be a book that stays on my shelf for a long time.  Mostly because I know I can reference it time and again.  Not everything applied to me now but who knows what the future has in store.

My Rating:

4 penguins

an enlightening and enjoyable way to learn when the best times are to do things

well organized and written